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febrero 4, 2021

Congenital Cutaneous Candidiasis With Systemic Dissemination in a Preterm Infant: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Congenital cutaneous candidiasis is an infrequent invasive fungal infection that usually appears in the first days of life. Extremely low birth weight infants are the most frequently affected. Classic presentation includes diffuse extensive erythematous rash with papules, plaques, pustules and vesicles, which later undergoes desquamation. Systemic dissemination is common in extremely low birth weight infants. Blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid evaluation should be included in the initial…

Longitudinal Evaluation of Plasma Cytokine Levels in Patients with Invasive Candidiasis

Interleukin (IL) 17A plays a decisive role in anti-Candida host defense. Previous data demonstrated significantly increased IL-17A values in candidemic patients. We evaluated levels and time courses of IL-17A, and other cytokines suggested to be involved in Candida-specific immunity (IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-17F, IL-22, IL-23, interferon-γ, tumor necrosis factor-α, Pentraxin-related protein 3, transforming growth factor-β) in patients with invasive candidiasis (IC) compared to bacteremic patients…

Simultaneous quantification of plasma levels of 12 antimicrobial agents including carbapenem, anti-methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus agent, quinolone and azole used in intensive care unit using UHPLC-MS/MS method

CONCLUSIONS: We have developed an assay for simultaneous quantification of 12 antimicrobial agents using a small sample volume of 50 μL with a short assay time of 7 min. Our novel method may contribute to simultaneous calculation of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters.